Family Therapy with Dr Clair
When we decide to have children, our hearts are full. But sometimes family life doesn’t unfold the way we imagine, even in the most loving of families. We end up facing difficulties we’re not sure how to overcome – difficulties bonding, difficulties agreeing on/working out how to parent, having a child be resistant/rejecting of us and our parenting, our children struggling with issues we don’t know how to help them with (or we’ve tried and it hasn’t worked), escalating disagreements/conflict, and challenging or risky behaviours.
Sometimes our family difficulties are from our family of origin and continue into our adulthood – the relationship we continue to have with our own parents, or our siblings. These relationships are important and hence can still impact on us even as adults.
Therapy can help by offering your family a safe space to explore what’s happening. In the therapy room Dr Clair will support you to explore, talk about, hear, and process, the various perspectives from each family member. Using her compassionate approach, Dr Clair will guide this process to facilitate new understandings and new ways of interacting that leads your family towards healing and repair. Drawing upon evidence-based family therapy models, Dr Clair will support you to decrease conflict, and increase safety, so that you can begin to process, repair and reconnect – developing a shared understanding and narrative of your family’s journey. The goal is greater understanding, greater family communication and cohesion, increased psychological and emotional safety, and an increase in warm interactions – ones where we can trust in the other to respond to us with compassion and care.
Things Dr Clair can help you with
“Calling Dr Burley for help was the best thing I did to recover from very hurtful times. Her empathy and expert advice have been invaluable to our family life. Dr Burley provided pragmatic tools and emotional support to overcome family tensions . We now understand each other better, we communicate better and we can enjoy loving times together, like we never did before!"
"Dr Burley was recommended to me when I needed some help following a very difficult and painful family situation. Dr Burley was absolutely amazing from the get-go. She got it straight away so I felt very comfortable with her. Dr Burley made me feel at ease and that I could say what I needed. She really helped me work through my issues. I always came away from a session feeling calmer. It’s evident that Dr Burley has an extensive skill-set and is an excellent therapist. I highly recommend Dr Burley and can confidently say she has been a huge influence in getting my life back on track and finally moving on from abusive dynamics."